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The girls from The Heartbreakers are back, and this time, they're looking to fall in love.

Raven behaves as if it's okay for her to be applying the code to just anyone, but (not surprisingly), she finds it works best when directed at her kinda-sorta actual boyfriend, whether she's ready to commit to him or not. Alexia needs all the help she can get, because Ben is her first
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Point
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Keri
First of all, The Crushes should be called The Cheaters because that is all any of the characters did throughout the entire novel. Raven, in a relationship with Horace, falls for Blake, her new next store neighbor and pro skateboarder. Sydney is dating Drew, the love of her life, but Drew is really in love with Sydney's best friend Kelly, who returns Drew's feelings. While this angers Sydney, Sydney is crushing on Quin, her co-worker at the local children's hospital. Only Alexia's storyline does ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Cat for TeensReadToo.com

After cementing their lifelong friendship with The Breakup Code, Alexia, Kelly, Raven, and Sydney are heading into the summer before their senior year.

Between Raven's depression over the four-week loss of her boyfriend, Horace, to the city of Detroit, Sydney fulfilling volunteer obligations at the local hospital and vowing to make the second round of her relationship with Drew work, not to mention Alexia being in love for the first time in her life, the forme
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Rachel
Way to much extra description that just distracts from the book. The characters lack depth and there is not a lot of emotional resolution. Note some content may not be suitable for all readers. Reviewed for VOYA
Destinyg
Even for a time-waster, this was a #Nope.
Cherrylea
This book was pretty good. It was just, like the last one, a bit too "cutesy" for me.
At least this book didn't have a "happily ever after" ending, like I expected. I mean, it just seems like a normal fluffy, drama-filled weekend read, but it turns out that the book has slightly a bit more depth. I mean, we learn a few important lessons about people, and ourselves. And it's a much more natural, realistic ending. Come on - how many times in real life do we have perfect relationships with boyfrien
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catherine james
After cementing their lifelong friendship with The Breakup Code, Alexia
Alexia, Kelly, Raven, and Sydney are heading into the summer before their senior year. Between Raven's depression over the four week loss of her boyfriend Horace to the city of Detroit, Sydney fulfilling volunteer obligations at the local hospital and vowing to make the second round of her relationship with Drew work, not to mention Alexia being in love for the first time in her life, the former can't help but worry that she
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Ella Perkins
There are 4 friends, 3 boyfriends, and 41 rules. Have you ever had a relationship that revolved around rules? Well 4 girls Raven, Kelly, Sydney, and Alexia made up 41 rules on how to keep your relationship up and going. But when some friends go behind other friend’s backs and cheat with other people it gets a little scary.

I can make a text to text connection with the book Something Borrowed, by Emily Giffin. I can make this because both of the books have some of the back stabbing/cheating in the
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Anushka
This book is about four best friends,Kelly,Alexia,Raven and Sydney. They have always been together through good times and bad times.This book is set in the summer and through the summer their friendship will be harrd to keep when they are spending more time with their boyfriends.Kelly is the only single one in the group so the girls come up with some rules to make her turn any crush into a boyfriend.The rest of the girls decide to use these rules to put the spark back in the relationships they h ...more
♥ Honey♥
This book was soo good and I read it over the weekend!! This is the second book and it was good, just like the first book. This book gets you thinking about your relationship with your boyfriend. Sometimes I wish that all the guys are like that in this book, and if they where girls will be in trouble but at least in love. Not sad or crying and make the right desicions. I hope you read this book and like it because I did. I really do not like girly girl books, but this book proved me wrong and I ...more
Linda *Rapunzel*
This sequel to "The Heartbreakers" was crazy. Still though if felt like everything that happened was for the best and what it was suppose to be. A choice between a friend or a boyfriend should be easy, but so,etimes it's not. Choosing between a friend or boyfriend is something I never ever want to go through. Everyone is going through chaos about what they want or who they want. The Crush Code is suppose to bring the friends closer, but it does the opposite. Now the girls are fighting and spliti ...more
Fitri
Raven behaves as if it's okay for her to be applying the code to just anyone, but (not surprisingly), she finds it works best when directed at her kinda-sorta actual boyfriend, whether she's ready to commit to him or not. Alexia needs all the help she can get, because Ben is her first love and she's in way over her head. Sydney's back with longtime boyfriend Drew after a brief-but-terrible breakup, and this time she's determined not to mess things up with him. And Kelly is by herself, not dating ...more
Marisa
One thing I loved about this book is that is really got into the girls and their personalities but also their relationships.

Spoilers:
I am so annoyed by the typical love triangle between two girls and one boy but this book did it nicely and I actually rooted for other relationship of Kelly and Drew more it was done great. I also like that is was done realistically and not just for the drama because even in this first book I saw it and thought it would be a good relationship.
Atziri
There are 4 friends, 3 boyfriends, and 41 rules. Have you ever had a relationship that revolved around rules? Well 4 girls Raven, Kelly, Sydney, and Alexia made up 41 rules on how to keep your relationship up and going. But when some friends go behind other friend’s backs and cheat with other people it gets a little scary.

I find this book alrite because it talks about 4 friends who have problems with their boyfriends. Its something us girls as teenagers do now a days.
Bianca
This book is about fouror fie girls. This book talks about the brake up with their boyfriends. Some girls hae sex with them and leavee and then some girls work at the chil care hospital.

I find this book ok, because it talks about boys and their girlfriendds problems. I kind of somewhat recomman to people who are interested in love an brake up books.
Nakeia
This book is about 4 bestfriends and a list of rules that they make for when one of them has a crush. They did the same thing before but it was a rule book for breaking up. That rule book helped things a lot but the crush rule book was tearing them apart. Now they have to figure out how to solve all of their drama.
Precious
I love this book, once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I love the main characters Raven, Kelly, Sydney and Alexia, I can relate to them in different ways. Pamela Wells did a very good job on this book, I can't wait to find out what happens to the girls next.
Jennifer Hance
More like a 3.5. A good mindless read which is what I was looking for. A little unrealistic seeing as though in real life I don't think the book would have ended the way real life would. Still going to read the part 1 to it called the heartbreakers.
Airaology
You gotta read the first book, Heartbreakers because it's definitely a continued of that. I love how adorable the rules are : Rule 2 : Act coy, not shy and rule 13 : don't be bossy. etc. i wish they'd be a third book though. It feels incomplete
Lisanne
I really liked to read this. Some situations where very cliche and predictable,
But sometimes I like that kind of books. There is a lot of love and friendship involved.
It was a good and easy book to read in English.
Laura
I liked the first one a lot and thought it was really cute and fun. However, this one just seemed very so-so to me. I know that a certain amount of YA chick lit could be called cliche, but really, I do have a limit.
Wendy
This book was a little disappointing. Took me forever to get into it and I really only cared about one story line. Also I think there will be a third. Hope its better.
Cami Hensley
More like 3.5. I liked it better than the first one for sure. It had a better story line and I felt more involved with the characters and what was happening to them. ; )
Amanda
This book shows you an example of what every group of teenagers go through. Careful... Drama of the heart lurks around every corner.

Imani
I absolutely loved this book! It has just the right amount of drama and great advice! Iam actually thing about reading this book again.
Sabrina
It was cute! romantic story! I really liked how it showed things like it was real life, how stuff can happen. Pretty good =)
Sydni
Eh...This book was okay. It got really confusing at some parts because it kept bouncing between girls.
Karina
It's an awsome book- totally loved it! If your into love stories, then this is the book for you!
Tasnia
it would have been 5 but it was kind of inappropriate for me.
It was not that good eather.
deadgirl
a good book , the author really hid dead on 2 the life / drama of being a teenager
 Taylor
I love it, little disappointed in some characters for not talking, but ill live.
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Pamela Wells grew up in Mississippi and, after earning her B.A. in Journalism from Clark Atlanta University, attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where she received her Master's in Education & Psychology. Pamela has worked as a reporter in both Maryland
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